Monday, July 27, 2020

Olivia de Havilland, a Star of ‘Gone With the Wind,’ Dies at 104


By Robert Berkvist via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/26/movies/olivia-de-havilland-dead.html?partner=IFTTT
Ms. de Havilland, a classic Hollywood beauty, built an illustrious film career punctuated by a successful fight to loosen studios’ grip on actors.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Kelly Preston, Actress in ‘Jerry Maguire,’ Dies at 57


By Austin Ramzy via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/13/movies/kelly-preston-dead.html?partner=IFTTT
Ms. Preston was known for her role as a hardhearted fiancée of the Tom Cruise character in the 1996 film.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Carl Reiner, Perfect


By Steve Martin via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/09/movies/steve-martin-carl-reiner.html?partner=IFTTT
The director and funnyman taught Steve Martin about film and comedy, but it’s Reiner’s advice on a completely different subject that he cherishes.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Ennio Morricone, Influential Creator of Music for Modern Cinema, Dies at 91


By Robert D. McFadden via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/06/movies/ennio-morricone-dead.html?partner=IFTTT
The Italian composer wrote atmospheric scores for spaghetti westerns and some 500 films by a Who’s Who of international directors.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

‘Hamilton’ Review: You Say You Want a Revolution


By A.O. Scott via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/30/movies/hamilton-review-disney-plus.html?partner=IFTTT
The filmed version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s founding-father Broadway musical arrives just in time — vital and more challenging than ever.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Stream These 15 Great Titles Before They Leave Netflix in July


By Jason Bailey via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/01/movies/leaving-netflix-july.html?partner=IFTTT
Movie theaters are still closed. But your TV abides. Check out these movies before they leave, some as soon as the holiday weekend.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

The Long Battle Over ‘Gone With the Wind’


By Jennifer Schuessler via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/14/movies/gone-with-the-wind-battle.html?partner=IFTTT
The 1939 blockbuster once symbolized the ultimate in mass entertainment. But African-Americans have protested against it from the start, even if white America didn’t want to hear it.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

The Best Films of 2020 (So Far), and They’re All Streaming


By Stephanie Goodman via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/22/movies/best-films-of-2020.html?partner=IFTTT
Yes, it’s been a weird year for movies, but our chief critics have still found plenty of gems. Here are their top picks.

Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani on the Real Challenge of ‘The Lovebirds’


By Mekado Murphy via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/22/movies/issa-rae-kumail-nanjiani-the-lovebirds.html?partner=IFTTT
The actors say their new Netflix movie, which starts where most rom-coms end, needed to acknowledge their characters were people of color.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Two Projects Are Filming Again. Here’s How They’re Doing It.


By Nicole Sperling via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/15/movies/virus-filming-details.html?partner=IFTTT
In Iceland, a Netflix series relied on testing and color-coded armbands. In Australia, the entire cast and crew of a Stephen King adaptation quarantined together.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’: The Oral History of a Modern Action Classic


By Kyle Buchanan via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/12/movies/mad-max-fury-road-oral-history.html?partner=IFTTT
Production was shut down three times, the stars often clashed, and studio executives were baffled. Here’s how a difficult shoot led to an Oscar-winning masterpiece.

‘Hamilton’ Movie Will Stream on Disney Plus on July 3


By Michael Paulson via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/12/movies/hamilton-movie-disney-plus.html?partner=IFTTT
In a surprise move, the film of the original Broadway production is being released 15 months early.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Irrfan Khan, Bollywood Star Who Crossed Over to Hollywood, Dies at 53


By Shalini Venugopal Bhagat via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/29/movies/irrfan-khan-dead.html?partner=IFTTT
The actor was comfortable in mainstream and art-house roles. His films include “The Namesake,” “Life of Pi” and “Inferno.”

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Brian Dennehy, Tony Award-Winning Actor, Dies at 81


By Neil Genzlinger via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/16/movies/brian-dennehy-dead.html?partner=IFTTT
A versatile star, he had scores of television and film credits and made a searing impression on Broadway in “Death of a Salesman.”

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Short Attention Span? All These Movies Are Under 90 Minutes


By Jason Bailey via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/27/movies/movies-netflix-streaming.html?partner=IFTTT
These 12 films, all streaming on Netflix, will satisfy your itch for fresh content without demanding much of your time.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

‘Parasite’ Review: The Lower Depths Rise With a Vengeance


By MANOHLA DARGIS via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/10/movies/parasite-review.html?partner=IFTTT
In Bong Joon Ho’s new film, a destitute family occupies a wealthy household in an elaborate scheme that goes comically — then horribly — wrong.

The 13 Scariest Horror Movies on Netflix Right Now


By NOEL MURRAY via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/25/movies/netflix-horror.html?partner=IFTTT
Halloween is nigh. These screamers are bound to get your blood curdling.

Martin Scorsese Is Letting Go


By DAVE ITZKOFF via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/02/movies/martin-scorsese-irishman.html?partner=IFTTT
In a wide-ranging interview, the director talks about his own mortality, the treatment of women in his movies, and moviemaking in the Netflix age.

‘Knives Out’ Review: Murder Most Clever


By MANOHLA DARGIS via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/26/movies/knives-out-review.html?partner=IFTTT
In his new movie, Rian Johnson dusts off Agatha Christie with help from Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis and Don Johnson.

Monday, February 17, 2020

‘1917’ Review: Paths of Technical Glory


By MANOHLA DARGIS via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/24/movies/1917-review.html?partner=IFTTT
Sam Mendes directs this visually extravagant drama about young British soldiers on a perilous mission in World War I.

Behind the Cover: In Search of Anselm Kiefer


By Unknown Author via NYT Magazine
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/13/magazine/behind-the-cover-in-search-of-anselm-kiefer.html?partner=IFTTT
For this issue, a look at one of the world's greatest living artists.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Opens Strong at the Box Office


By GABE COHN via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/16/movies/sonic-the-hedgehog-box-office.html?partner=IFTTT
The movie’s creators redesigned its title character after an early trailer was ridiculed. That may have helped it avoid disaster.

It’s Bong Joon Ho’s Dystopia. We Just Live in It.


By A.O. SCOTT via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/30/movies/bong-joon-ho-parasite.html?partner=IFTTT
If you want to know why his biting “Parasite” is the film of the year, look at the director’s body of work, a deeply humane vision of rotting humanity.